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Blackberry Porter - Cannery Brewing Company

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very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This amazing beer combines the best of all worlds. Five specialty malts and three superior hop varieties have been carefully chosen from the Pacific Northwest, the U.K. and Europe. The malted barleys and hops create a rich, traditional porter. The addition of all natural pure blackberry provides an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder. Lean back, relax, and savour the flavour!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2003)
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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

beerhunter13, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of bgibbard
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

bgibbard, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

schnarr84, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of BGDrock
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: frothy, tan head, great length and leaves lace; very dark brown colour, almost black

Aroma: sweet blackberry and cassis; maraschino cherry and hint of chocolate is giving sense of blackforest cake

Taste & Mouthfeel: fresh fruit flavour, not sugary sweet, more like squeezed juice; definitely sings of blackberry, get some concord grape too; finishes with a dry bitterness that doesn't overwhelm the juicy flavours; there's a hint of roasted malt is a nice pair to the fruit; light body and super easy-drinking; could maybe use a bit more hop or malt character, as the fruit flavour gets a bit tiring by the end

Overall: lacks the cloying sweetness typical of many fruit beers; love the natural flavour of the beer and fairly balanced composition, but would be interested to see this with a fuller body

BGDrock, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Syr
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Syr, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev +5.8%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of decimator
1.85/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

650ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a dark brown with hints of purple. 1cm head. Some lacing.

S - Blueberry muffins and a side of coffee. Smells delicious but it doesn't smell like beer.

T - Blackberries and toasted grains. This is way too fruity.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, fruit juice finish.

O - There's no way I could drink this. Drain pour.

decimator, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip. Best before February 1, 2013.

Almost wholly black, mocha head with some creamy retention and good lace. Nose of blackberry, currants, blueberries, dark chocolate and light roast. Taste had almost the same with regards to dark berries, and roast is a touch more prominent. Sweet and fruity. Moderate bitterness lingers, medium body and carbonation is a higher medium. Good flavour, better than I recall when I've previously had this.

liamt07, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

schopenhauerale, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

RedAleMan, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am genuinely surprised by how much I like this beer!

Pours a dark and clear burgundy with much colour at the edges of the glass. Minimal head dissipates quickly, but leaves some residual lacing. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I expected from the oily looking pour and brief density of the head.

Aroma of dark roasted malts combined with real fruit does not strike me as flat or uni-dimensional, unlike what some other drinkers have indicated. The flavour combines an initial roasted malt sweetness, with the expected tones of chocolate and coffee, before transitioning to a tart hop finish. A bitterness that lingers for an impressive length of time! The blackberry is present throughout the tasting, but it tastes like real fruit rather than jam, and I find it complimentary to the dark, roasted malts.

Will now make an effort to track down any Cannery beers that I can find!

hopsolutely, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ThinkAgain, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of PhunkyHops
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

PhunkyHops, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jrempel, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

MrTinnedPEach, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

fizzyted, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bumchilly25, May 10, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/8" tan coloured head that dissipated quickly over black/cola liquid.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate malt and blackberry.

T: Blackberry, caramel and roasted malt.

M: Thin viscosity with a medium level of foamy carbonation.

O: Sweet and toasted bitter, this beer has decent drinkability but is not well integrated enough for my liking.

DaftCaskBC, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

JoeyRamone, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

w00ddy, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mdevonshire, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.